Turkey or Lamb? The Great School Senior Formal Food Debate

In 1978, I was the co-ordinator of the 12-year-old in high school where I taught. I was responsible for everything related to external activities involving the highest students. This includes overseeing the Senior Formal arrangements. That night, the occasion of his time was in high school. Our school was one of the first to introduce these nights in the mid-1970s. A formal occasion, like this one, had been overlooked in the 1960s when schools often had the ball to complete their school year.

This Senior Formal was the third such occasion at school. It was my desire by the principal to organize the formal responsibility of the elected committee of students with me as a consultant. The scene was decided. There was an active room in a leafy setting overlooking the pool and the Brisbane River.

The student dress code was applied for the evening. Gentlemen had to wear a coat while there was no real need to demand a dress for the young ladies as they wished to dress anytime. The final venue was chosen to help parents deliver and pick up their children and take them to a formal party. These parties slowly began to take shape after the grammar. At the end of the twentieth century, these formally moved to urban areas with students who arrived in limos and even helicopters who tried to outdo each other. They are now tall events.

But let me get back to our simple 1970s event. Controversial issues for students were the meat in the main course of the dinner and not how they were supposed to go in formal form. Because there were a large number of visitors (about 180), the restaurants wanted only one meat, lamb or turkey.

The word was about twelve students about this discussion. All of a sudden, in the older meeting room, many posters appeared to be champions of lamb or turkey. This caused a lot of excitement among all the residents of the school, including teachers. As the days went by, the posters increased. There were always plenty of students in the room who read the latest gifts.

Below I offer you a great sample of what was available.
Grooble for some gobble and it will be your last payment.
Turkey brained people eating turkey.
Viva la roast lamb
Keep Australia beautiful; scrub turkey; eat lamb.
You know what you're eating when you eat lamb.
You are what you eat; don't eat turkey.
Do not enlarge, gobble, gobble lamb.
Turks are for the birds; vote for lamb.
Turks are full.
Do not be like sheep for slaughter; vote for T.
Birds feather flock together.
Be one of the flock; SLAM LAMB.
Be the best friend of sheep, EAT T.
The lamb is not for EWE.
Do not follow common sheep & # 39;
Lamb is not for the EWE in the United States.
Cheap sheep.
Eat turkeys
Do not pull the wool over your eyes.
Don't be sheepish.
Don't be a fool, choose 1 for lamb.
Picture of a stylish turkey is followed by this question.
Want to look this out?

The debate took some time with lots of funny comments made in and out of the classroom. Finally, following discussions with the restaurants, they agreed to provide both lambs and turkeys in addition to each table and allow the top students to change their meals if they wanted to. It all went well in the end.

During the lesson, a great lamb / turkey is always a source of good memories and conversation.


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